Fashion’s Narnia: The £32k of unworn clothing lost in Britain’s wardrobes

Brits are hoarding tens of thousands of pounds worth of clothes that they’ve never worn in their wardrobes, as revealed by the latest data from True Fit. Research from over 2,000 consumers polled as part of True Fit’s Fashion Derailed report showed that over a lifetime Brits will amass £32,951 worth of unworn clothing in …

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Don’t get mad with Black Friday, get even

For an event that wasn’t even created in the UK, it’s amazing to discover that more UK than US retailers take part in it, according to Wirecard and others. And all this despite the fact that both retailers and consumers seem to have developed a dislike for this opportunity to screw up Christmas. Whilst no …

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Are you measuring laughter per square foot?

Retail Connections attended a retail evening hosted by Klarna, to hear expert consumer insights from the industry.

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Time to think differently about the future of retail

Ever noticed how news comes in waves – good follows bad, follows good, and so on. Only two years ago, we were all talking about the amazing future of the store; then we decided it was all over for the store, and that’s kind of where we are now – talking about how the high …

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NRF 2018: Key quotes from retailers and brands

Retail Connections attended this year’s National Retail Federation (NRF) Big Show in New York City, and we’ve picked out some of the most pertinent quotes from retailers and brands participating in the conference.

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M-commerce is still ‘work in progress’ for many retailers

Have European retailers mastered m-commerce? After a decade of wrestling with the technology, it seems the majority aren’t there yet. It’s true that retailers from Amazon to Zara have successfully turned phones into shopping channels, and brands as diverse as Burberry and Tesco have demonstrated the power of phones as social marketing tools. But according …

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Top takeaways from Decoded Fashion London 2017

Creating true alignment was the theme for this year’s Decoded Fashion London Summit. As an official media partner, Retail Connections had a front row seat at this year’s summit.

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Apparel Outlook: Another Tough Year Ahead

It’s been a tough year for apparel, as consumers channel their spend on recreational and leisure activities, rather than footwear and clothing. But what does 2017 have in store?

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6 things you need to know about the new consumer

Who is the modern shopper, and what do they want? That’s the million pound question for many retailers, and a hot topic we discussed at our event, The Rise of the New Consumer, on July 6th.

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Google: how do you win over the mobile consumer?

As consumers have embraced smartphones and connected devices, it has become more important than ever to understand and utilise behavioural data.

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